Job Title:Career Counsellor
Employer:Carleton University
Grad Year:2013
Degree(s):B. Sc.
Major(s):Psychology (BSc)
Expertise:Education
Industry:Education

What makes you a good mentor?

I’m passionate about mentoring because I recognize the immense value of connection, and support. Figuring out our next steps can sometimes be both exciting and overwhelming. By participating in the mentorship program, I hope to act as a possible source of inspiration, insight or support to Carleton students. Each of our career journeys started somewhere, and I’m excited to share my story with Mentees and walk alongside them as they build their own.

About Aala Ridha

As a Registered Psychotherapist and Career Counsellor at Carleton University, I am very passionate about helping Carleton University students in their professional journey. My experience involves working with youth, high school students, post-secondary students, and mature alumni within various educational settings. Within my current role, I work with Carleton University students and alumni both one-on-one and in group settings, to support them in their academic and career journey. I have over 8 years of experience in program development and group facilitation, and greatly value the opportunity to support others whether individually or as a group.